Welcome to Hunters Estate Agents & Letting Agents Yate and Chipping Sodbury


At Hunters Estate Agents and Letting Agents Yate we love statistics – especially as ours are so good! Our Customers have rated our service over 90% - compared to the Industry standard at 76%. So why go anywhere else to buy or sell your home in Yate or Chipping Sodbury?

Here another statistic we love. In a recent Rightmove survey stated that a whopping 74% of sellers look for a local agent with good local knowledge. Here at Hunters Estate Agents this is music to our ears, since we have a combined experience of nearly 90 years in the Estate Agency business – most of this in the local Yate and Chipping Sodbury markets! Rob, Sharon, Lynette, Mich, Ally and Adam are our local property sales and lettings experts at Hunters Estate Agents and Letting Agents Yate. Read more about our team below.

Our team here at Hunters Estate Agents and Letting Agents Yate (which was formerly Besley Hill Estate Agents) comprise Rob Chapman, Sharon Sparkes, Lynette Cox, Mich Hudson, Ally Matthews, Adam Offer and Kevin Livock. All our team live in the area so we are truly local people selling local homes. We all love working, living and selling homes in Yate, Chipping Sodbury, Wickwar, Frampton Cotterell, Winterbourne, Coalpit Heath, Old Sodbury, Little Sodbury, Horton, Rangeworthy, Tormarton and Dodington.

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Hunters Lettings have a dedicated Accounts and Maintenance department

We are here to support each other to ensure the service provided to you as a Landlord or a Tenant during a tenancy runs smoothly.

For any Account enquiries please contact Jenny on 0117 961 0011 | southwestaccounts@hunters.com
If you wish to speak to Maintenance please contact Danni on 0117 961 6662 | southwestmaintenance@hunters.com
For Administration queries please contact Julie or Jemma on 0117 961 0011 | southwestlettings@hunters.com

See what our customers say about Hunters Yate & Chipping Sodbury team:

Every single member of staff were friendly, professional and always helpful.

Mr L, Yate

Sharon, Fran & Rob always contacted me with updates on the sale of my property and were great with issues regarding updates.

Mrs T, Chipping Sodbury

Sharon was my rock and went beyond my expectations when I needed help and advice. Rob & Fran were great too - will use Hunters/Besley Hill again!

Mr & Mrs W, Frampton Cotterell

All the staff were most helpful and friendly when guiding me through the process of purchasing my home. I felt well looked after - Thank you all!

Mrs G, Yate

Sharon is a star! We don’t think that the chain would have completed without her went above and beyond the call of duty!

Mrs W, Chipping Sodbury

Sharon, Rob & Fran were always attentive, informative and enthusiastic. All our dealings were by telephone and appreciated their immediate and positive response to our calls.

Mr & Mrs V, Yate

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Meet the team

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    Rob Chapman

    Branch Manager

    Rob has been an Estate Agent in Yate & Sodbury since 1986 – that’s over 30 years of selling homes in the area. Chances are Rob has either sold your house at one time or sold a house to you! Rob lives in Yate, his children attended the local schools and Rob is an active member of his local church. Rob loves the wide range of properties in the Yate and Sodbury areas from small one bed flats in South Yate through lovely 3 bedrooms semis on The Ridge and spacious 4 bedroom detached homes in North Yate & Brimsham Park to large country homes in The “Sodburys” and beyond. Rob has loads of experience in New Homes and frequently sales homes for developers, new homes, part exchanges and assisted sales.

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    Sharon Sparkes

    Sales Manager

    Sharon has been an Estate Agent for Hunters/Besley Hill for 15 years now all of this time in the Yate and Chipping Sodbury areas. Sharon lives locally with her two children and is passionate about customer service. Sharon’s love is carrying out viewings and putting sales together and seeing the sale through to completion. Sharon’s sale to completion rate is one of the best in the company and way above the industry standard. Sharon’s knowledge of the sales process including the legal process is second to none and fits well within the Yate office residential sales team. Sharon’s attention to detail is legendary – she’s an asset to the Yate branch and a great advocate for our industry.

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    Lynette Cox

    Senior Sales Negotiator

    Lynette has been in the estate agency business for many years successfully created a name for herself through her hard work and friendly attitude, and having the knowledge of the area in helping you to sell your home.

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    Michelle Charnley

    Administration Assistant

    Michelle eats up all our admin during the week supporting Rob, Sharon & Fran. Michelle loves her job – and is great at supporting the team on the admin front including booking valuation appointments and viewing appointments. For our part we simply would not know what we would do without her.

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    Kevin Livock

    Mortgage Consultant

    Kevin is our Mortgage Advisor and is very very good at what he does. Using his contacts Kevin sources fantastic mortgage deals for our selling and buying customers. Kevin having access to the full UK mortgage market helps! Working with us for a bit over a year Kevin is a truly great Mortgage Advisor.

In all, you will not find a more highly experienced team in Yate whose sole goal is to get you moved with the minimum of delay and fuss. You will be in safe hands. Contact the team today to arrange a free valuation or to discuss your property needs. 

Local area guide

The name Yate comes from the old English word “gate” translating into “gateway into a forest”.

The earliest mention of Yate dates back to around AD770 as a religious house and within Yate there is the local Heritage Centre that can trace back the history of Yate – it’s a fascinating place to visit.

In the 13th Century – Yate was littered with Manor Houses housing the local landed gentry and controlling the many farms in the area. Some evidence of these Manors still exist with Poole Court and Stanshawes Court to mention a few.

In the 19th & 20th Centuries Yate became known for its mining of minerals – Yate has plenty of evidence of this today with mining still going on in Chipping Sodbury. The railway link opened in 1844 and still operates to this day – providing links into Bristol, Bath and Gloucester.

In the 1920’s and 1930’s Newmans and Parnells Factories moved to Yate manufacturing aircraft parts and electrical motors – modern Yate started at this time with families moving and setting up home in the area. In the Second World War the Luftwaffe bombed Parnells in March 1941 killing 53 people. The old Parnells factory site on Station Road is now owned by Indesit.

Yate began to significantly change from the 1960’s from a small town to a much larger town that has grown to be larger still and is continuing to grow.

The legendary Yate Shopping Centre is a massive feature of the area with all the major retailers being featured like Next, Marks and Spencer, Tesco, Superdrug, Pandora, TK Maxx, Pets at Home and Iceland to mention a few. There is every coffee shop represented too including Costa Coffee, Coffee One and Starbucks. Fast food outlets are plentiful including MacDonalds, Dominos Pizza and Subway. There are also a number of pubs and restaurant chains such as Nandos, Frankie & Bennies, JD Wetherspoons and more.

Chipping Sodbury

Chipping Sodbury an old market town dates back to the 12th century and has a number of historic features including the town hall, the local tourist centre, war memorial, church and the clock tower.  Its famous residents include Sir James Dyson (of Dyson Vacuum fame) who lives just outside of the town in Dodington and Jack Russell the famous cricketer has an art gallery in the High Street.

Throughout the year there are the Yate and Chipping Sodbury festivals and the Chipping Sodbury Victorian evening known as the Mopp Fair.  Also in Chipping Sodbury there are local markets where you can sample local crafts and a variety of foods.

Both Yate and Chipping Sodbury are good places for people to both buy and rent/invest. The area has good motorway connections both for the M4 and M5.  It also offers easy access to the centre of Bristol for commuters via the local train station in Yate.  Both Yate and Chipping Sodbury also offers good schools, parks and local walks so it’s suitable for families, retired people and those looking for a “countryside” feel.

Yate and Chipping Sodbury between them offer a good number of schools.  Yate offers great entertainment facilities in the form of a recently improved leisure centre to include a 6 screen cinema, restaurants and well known High Street shops mentioned earlier.  Chipping Sodbury has a number of pubs, cafes and historic features in this “old market town” a lovely place to take a wander.

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Contact Yate

80-82 Station Road, Yate, Bristol, BS37 4PH

Mon - Fri: 9am-5:30pm Sat: 9am-4pm Sun: Closed

Sales : 01454 313575


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